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Lawyer: Lawmaker should not have been charged in Trump election case

State Sen. Shawn Still is one of 16 Republicans who signed a document that attempted to award Georgia's electoral votes to Donald Trump.

Georgia Supreme Court overturns Elbert County man’s murder conviction

Atlanta moves to permanently allow older taxis at Hartsfield-Jackson

Taxi drivers pushed for years for a loosening of the cap on the age of vehicles permitted to pick up passengers at the airport, and an Atlanta City Council committee voted to ...

The latest in the Georgia case against Trump

As a jury in Manhattan deliberates about whether Trump is guilty of 34 felony counts, the Georgia criminal prosecution of the former president is mainly in limbo.

Metro & State News

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INVESTIGATIONS

Lawsuit accuses prison system of violating law to replace healthcare provider

Wellpath provided health care to Georgia prisoners but said that extreme violence drove up costs. Now it claims that GDC abruptly chose another provider.

New pandas coming to D.C.; Atlanta’s pandas will leave by year’s end

New pandas coming to D.C.; Atlanta’s pandas will leave by year’s end.

Why Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta will be closed for 4 days

Cobb spills over 12M gallons of wastewater into Lake Allatoona

Over 12 million gallons of wastewater that did not meet facility standards was spilled into Lake Allatoona last week, the Cobb County Water System announced Tuesday.

Nation

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'Are you with me?' Biden and Harris launch Black voter outreach and warn of a second Trump term

President Joe Biden renewed his election-year pitch to Black voters on Wednesday, lashing out at Donald Trump's "MAGA lies."

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Power outages could linger for days after storms batter Texas again, leaving 1 dead

Power outages scattered across storm-weary Texas on Wednesday could linger into the weekend after storms flooded streets in Houston and ripped off roofs in Dallas.

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Josh Gibson becomes MLB career and season batting leader as Negro Leagues statistics incorporated

Gibson became MLB's career leader with a .372 batting average when Negro League records for more than 2,300 players were incorporated after a three-year research project.

Food and Drink

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RECIPES: By weight or measure, ratios for cooking success

Complex recipes may follow a traditional format, but there are also dishes that can be made using measurement or weight ratios.

Make your summer bright with these canned cocktails

It is getting easier to find great-tasting, fun canned cocktails.

Drinks books to savor this summer

From deep dives into tequila and rosé to a bartender handbook and movie-inspired cocktails, you can quench your thirst this summer with four new drinks books.

RECIPE: Stuffed chicken breast flavor without the fuss

Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and cheese is a popular online recipe.

Crime and Public Safety

YSL trial: Fulton courthouse internet issues cause another delay

The ongoing “Young Slime Life” gang trial, marred by delays from the start, has been held up yet again by technical difficulties.

Man killed cutting trees in Acworth loved his job, being outdoors, family says

Marvin Reyes, 38, leaves behind wife, children in Guatemala.

‘Rally for peace’ honors Mays High student killed a year ago

"Rally for peace" remembers Benjamin E. Mays High School student Bre'Asia Powell who was shot and killed a year ago.

Police seek suspect more than a week after Forest Park homicide

Police are searching for a homicide suspect more than a week after a man was found with a fatal gunshot wound in a residential area of Forest Park, officials said.

Mike Luckovich

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May 29 cartoon: Easy test

The AJC's Mike Luckovich shares his latest takes on current events.

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How cartoonist Mike Luckovich went from selling insurance to winning Pulitzers

Mike Luckovich has won two Pulitzer Prizes, but before he was an award-winning editorial cartoonist, he sold insurance door-to-door.

From his fellow U.S. cartoonists: The week in cartoons

OPINION

Nikki Haley endorses Trump: What was Mike Luckovich thinking?

Editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich explains a recent cartoon.

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Metro Atlanta

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Why people are leaving their Black Greek organizations

Lawyer: Lawmaker should not have been charged in Trump election case

Atlanta moves to permanently allow older taxis at Hartsfield-Jackson

Taxi drivers pushed for years for a loosening of the cap on the age of vehicles permitted to pick up passengers at the airport, and an Atlanta City Council committee voted to ...

Georgia

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Lawsuit accuses prison system of violating law to replace health care provider

Wellpath provided health care to Georgia prisoners but said that extreme violence drove up costs. Now it claims that GDC abruptly chose another provider.

From syphilis to gonorrhea, WHO flags ‘major increase’ in STIs worldwide

Georgia ranks within the top five states for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and top 20 for syphilis

Soccer as medicine? Emory study digs into the sport’s health benefits

Soccer's rising popularity in the region and across the country was part of the motivation behind a new Emory University study that aims to examine the health benefits of recr...

Opinion

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05/29 Mike Luckovich: Easy test

OPINION

Georgia should protect workers from extreme heat, just like it does high school athletes

Increasingly, outdoor workers put their health — and their lives — at risk just to do their jobs.

Readers write

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POLITICALLY GEORGIA

LISTEN: US Rep. Lucy McBath says she’s open to 2026 bid for Georgia governor

Even as senior Republicans openly jockey to succeed Gov. Brian Kemp in 2026, the potential Democratic field has been slower to take shape.

Analysis: Brian Kemp plots steps that could shape his political future

The Georgia governor is trying to forge his own path through ‘Trump-y land’ while avoiding pitfalls of others who have faced the former president’s wrath

Georgia’s new nuclear reactors are becoming political footballs

Your daily jolt of news and analysis from the AJC politics team

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After the Primary

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Republican member of Fulton elections board won’t certify primary results

Her lawsuit seeks detailed voting data and a ruling that her duties are discretionary.

Metro Atlanta counties certify May primary election results

No metro Atlanta elections officials, including in Fulton County, reported any major administration errors related to the May 21 election

When and where are the 2024 runoff elections in metro Atlanta?

Analysis: Some of the biggest lessons of the Georgia primaries are in the losses

Incumbency matters — to a point. Most officeholders romped to victory, but the handful of candidates who lost serve as warning signals about 2024 trends

Latest politics

Georgia

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Analysis: Brian Kemp plots steps that could shape his political future

Gov. Brian Kemp is has clashed with former president Donald Trump for much of the past three years. And he’s steered clear of increasingly MAGA Georgia GOP events since 2022.

Libertarian nominee Chase Oliver denies being spoiler — history says differently

Dems’ candidate for Georgia congressional district has a history backing GOP

Katy Stamper, who won the Democratic primary in Georgia's 11th Congressional District, has a history of voting for and supporting Republicans.

US

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Who is Chase Oliver? Things to know about the Libertarian presidential candidate

Chase Oliver, a former Democrat nominated as the Libertarian Party presidential candidate this year, lives in Atlanta. In 2022, he ran for U.S.

Ossoff warns of ‘grave national security risk’ if Senate rejects border bill

Columnists

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PATRICIA MURPHY

A socialist campaign and sexist mailer defeat Teri Anulewicz in Cobb County

It’s an old-fashioned — and misguided — notion that a woman should be judged by her husband’s occupation, or that her husband’s job must influence a female elected official.

Opinion: Donald Trump suddenly puts birth control in play

OPINION: For Joe Biden, the Nov. 5 election is about Jan. 6

Food & Dining

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The ultimate guide to dining in Savannah

Savannah’s food scene long reflected how the city was perceived: quintessentially Southern, drizzled with antebellum charm and plenty of butter, shrimp and grits.

Finca to Filter’s counter in the West End closes abruptly

Coffee company Finca to Filter closed its coffee counter inside Wild Heaven Brewery in the West End on May 28.

Ginsberg’s Refresher opens at Wild Heaven Brewery in Avondale Estates

Chef Todd Ginsberg, co-owner of several popular metro Atlanta eateries including General Muir, Wood’s Chapel BBQ and Fred’s Meat & Bread, will open Ginsberg’s Refresher on May...

RECIPES: By weight or measure, ratios for cooking success

Complex recipes may follow a traditional format, but there are also dishes that can be made using measurement or weight ratios.

Unapologetically ATL

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Atlanta club wants Black men to ‘kill their pride’ to save their mental health

Terrence Smith launched Kill Pride Club, a community dedicated to encouraging Black men to talk about their mental health.

Lifestyle

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Atlanta club wants Black men to ‘kill their pride’ to save their mental health

Terrence Smith launched Kill Pride Club, a community dedicated to encouraging Black men to talk about their mental health.

The LineUp: 5 Black culture events to attend May 29-June 5

In this edition of UATL's weekly curated list of event recommendations we’ll tell you about a book signing with one of radio’s biggest personalities, a tour starring ladies of...

OPINION

When middle school ends, a new journey begins

We are at yet another milestone moment in our journey together. Soon, she may bristle at the notion that she needs my help to safely navigate the world.

Arts & Culture

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New pandas coming to D.C.; Atlanta’s pandas will leave by year’s end

New pandas coming to D.C.; Atlanta’s pandas will leave by year’s end

Review: High Museum reflects on 30 years of South African democracy

On May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for his activism to end South Africa’s race-restricted Apartheid regime, was sworn in as South Africa’s first de

‘Our Voices. Our Lives’ tells of Atlanta’s Black and brown creatives

Entertainment

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BRIEFS: Ronnie DeVoe, Al Roker talk Boys & Girls Club; Frank Ski’s baby

Ronnie DeVoe and Al Roker were two of seven people inducted into the 2024 Boys & Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame on May 5, 2024 in downtown Atlanta.

What’s filming in Georgia in May 2024?

WSB radio moves Sean Hannity fully to nights, gives Von Haessler another hour

Sean Hannity has lost his 3 p.m. hour in favor of another hour of the Von Haessler Doctrine. Hannity has been on WSB radio since he began national radio syndication in 2001.

Health

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Soccer as medicine? Emory study digs into the sport’s health benefits

Soccer's rising popularity in the region and across the country was part of the motivation behind a new Emory University study that aims to examine the health benefits of recr...

Beltline health fairs aim to boost health equity for Westside Atlanta residents

A cancer diagnosis for one member of a family can affect everyone

Family and friends often focus on the person with cancer, which means the caregiver can be overlooked when providing support.

Travel

Disney’s Tiana’s Bayou opens next month; here’s what to know

Princess Tiana’s story continues with familiar faces, New Orleans music and a ride with a 50-foot drop

Millennials and Gen Z are embracing the gap year

These gap years can range from three to six months, and sometimes even up to a year, allowing travelers to pursue their passions and hit the reset button.

5 stunning ‘Bridgerton’-inspired Airbnbs

These five properties are among the best in the world for those looking to experience the opulence and grandeur the Bridgerton family would surely approve of

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Georgia’s first waterslide coaster opens at Fins Up Water Park

Georgia’s first and largest waterslide coaster, Apocalypso, is officially open. This brings the total number of attractions at Fins Up Water Park to 18.

Georgia Gwinnett College reports record summer enrollment

Summer enrollment at Georgia Gwinnett College is at a record high with a 10 percent increase over last summer.

Otis Redding’s estate partners with Sony to administer the Macon legend’s catalog

Otis Redding’s music continues to influence pop-culture and musicians in all genres. And his family is helping to keep his dream alive.

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Investigations

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Lawsuit accuses prison system of violating law to replace health care provider

Wellpath provided health care to Georgia prisoners but said that extreme violence drove up costs. Now it claims that GDC abruptly chose another provider.

Georgia correctional officer charged with murder in death of state prison inmate

The GDC says that correctional officer Lloyd Hopkins was "party to" the murder and assault of inmate Roderick Hayes at Augusta State Medical Prison.

Juvenile dies after collapsing in state’s custody

Video

Cold front pushing to the south meaning lower temperatures ahead

Cold front pushing to the south meaning lower temperatures ahead

Jailer arrested after assaulting inmate

Jailer arrested after assaulting inmate

Coweta County teen has all 4 limbs amputated after being diagnosed with strep throat

Coweta County teen has all 4 limbs amputated after being diagnosed with strep throat

Photos

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Photos: Atlanta United defeats Inter Miami

Photos from Atlanta United's match against Inter Miami on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Atlanta United won 3-1.

Photos: Spencer Schwellenbach makes debut but Braves lose

AJC photos from the Braves vs. Nationals game on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Washington won 7-2.

Photos: Max Fried pitches Braves past Nationals

Photos from the Braves vs. Nationals game on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The Braves won 2-0.

Podcasts

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Braves Report podcast: A conversation with Nick Green

Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United is in trouble

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How cartoonist Mike Luckovich went from selling insurance to winning Pulitzers

Mike Luckovich has won two Pulitzer Prizes, but before he was an award-winning editorial cartoonist, he sold insurance door-to-door.